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Irish naval ship rescues 712 people near Libya

An Irish naval ship rescued 712 people including pregnant women and infants off the coast of the Libyan capital of Tripoli as part of an international migrant rescue effort, Ireland's Defence Forces said on Monday. The LÉ Eithne ship led…

Over 120 migrants feared dead at sea off Libya coast

More than 120 migrants are feared to have died at the weekend when the motor of their boat was stolen, causing it to sink, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, citing testimony from survivors brought to Italy. Two…

Over 900 migrants rescued off Libya

The Libyan coastguard has rescued more than 900 African and Asian migrants attempting to reach Europe, a navy spokesman said on Saturday. "A coastguard patrol from Zawiya (west of Tripoli) intercepted five inflatable boats and a wooden…

ICC calls for arrest of Gaddafi’s son

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has called for the arrest and surrender of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who was released by a militia in Libya last week after six years in jail. The son of late leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is wanted for…

Gaddafi’s son Saif freed in Libya, whereabouts unclear

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been freed by an armed group in western Libya where he was being held following the 2011 revolt against his late father, former leader Muammar Gaddafi, one of his lawyers and the brigade involved said. He was…

East Libyan forces take desert air base

Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said they had taken the strategic military base of Jufra on Saturday after rival factions withdrew. The move consolidates control for Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army…

Libya attack death toll ‘rises to 140’

Reports suggest as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people died when a government-allied militia tried to take over the Brak al-Shati base on Thursday.…

More Nigerians return home from crisis-hit Libya

258 Nigerians have returned home from Libya on Thursday night with the help of the United Nations migration agency International Organisation for Migration (IOM). This is the biggest voluntary repatriation of Nigerians from Libya after the…

Libyan general’s forces lose 17 in push to take Benghazi

Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan general say they have lost 17 fighters in their two-day push to clear central parts of Benghazi from Islamists and their allies. Riyadh al-Shahiebi, of the special forces media office, said Tuesday that…